Critically Acclaimed Slam Poet to Perform on Campus

SAB will welcome Neil Hilborn, a college national poetry slam champion and a 2011 graduate with honors from Macalester College, to campus for a full-length slam poetry performance at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Student Union Building Hub.

In 2013, Hilborn’s poem “OCD” went viral, garnering more than 12 million views on YouTube and making it the most-viewed slam poem ever. He has been featured on such news outlets as NPR and the Wall Street Journal, and he is the author of the book “Our Numbered Days.” Originally from Houston, Texas, he now lives in Saint Paul, Minn.

Hilborn’s poetry discusses mental health and illustrates the reality of living with a mental illness. Watch his viral hit “OCD” for a preview of his performance.